Russell Westbrook has never respected Frank [Vogel] From day one,” said a Lakers member familiar with the situation. “The moment Frank said anyone who gets the bounce can bring it onto the field, and that’s exactly how the NBA is played these days, Ross was like, ‘Now! “I’m the base guard. Give the ball to me. Everyone’s running.” Frank said, “No, we have Tallinn [Horton-Tucker)] We have Austin [Reaves]. We have an owner. We have LeBron. we have m. They can all bring the ball. He was like, “No, I’m the base ranger. Give me this—. Everyone gets out of the way.” From that point on, at training camp, it was cover, because Ross is now a fish out of water. He doesn’t know what to do. That’s how it started.
Source: Dan Woike, Broderick Turner @ Los Angeles Times
What is the hype on Twitter?
Brandon Rhbar @Brandon welcomed
LeBron missed 1/3 of the season.
m missed half the season.
Westbrook only missed one game until Los Angeles was eliminated.
That game: LeBron and A.D. both played and lost to the Blazers.
Ross put 18.5/7.4/7.1 on the season.
However, Westbrook bears all the blame. Come here. – 5:16 pm
Brandon Rhbar @Brandon welcomed
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis and Carmelo Anthony will be in the OKC match tonight.
Thunder lottery odds are in the hands of the new Lakers Big 3: Talen Horton-Tucker, Malik Monk and Austin Reaves. – 2:35 pm
Mike Trudel @Lakers Reporter
With no pressure on this match, and LeBron/AD/Westbrook/Melo both off, LAL came out loose and aggressive, going 11-4 3 minutes into the Golden State.
Beginners: THT, Monk, Reaves, Johnson and Howard – 10:11 pm
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After a lost season, it’s hard to see the Lakers as anything other than very old and very slow, with square pegs being pushed into circular holes in between so many players’ trips to report injury. “What happened?” One competitor questioned after beating the Lakers recently. “…it smells bad.” – via Los Angeles Times / April 8, 2022
Despite all that negativity, Westbrook—who often credits faith and family with helping him stay positive and maintain perspective—has described this failed season as a learning experience. “Honestly, I personally, it’s a situation I’ve been fortunate to be in,” he said. “I learned so much about so many different things inside of me. I only managed to stay true and true to what I believe in, no matter what was thrown our way or my way. I am covered,” he said when asked about what he learned. “I am so grateful and blessed. No matter what is thrown my way, I am covered by the protection of faith…I can always overcome and overcome.” — via Clutch Points/April 6, 2022
The season that began with the promise of the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship ended with the pain of failing to even qualify for the championship. Tuesday’s 121-110 loss to the Phoenix Suns—along with the San Antonio Spurs’ victory over the Denver Nuggets 116-97—officially eliminated Los Angeles from the playing competition with three games remaining in the regular season. “Very disappointed,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel. “Disappointed to our fan base. We are disappointed to the Buss family, who gave us all this opportunity and we want to play our part in making Laker basketball a success and we have failed.” — via ESPN / April 6, 2022